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thank you so much for joining us. let's take a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. lot of early risers already hitting the roads. good morning, it is tuesday, august 4th. i'm maria medina. >> and hi, good morning everybody, i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00. and we got a little weather and traffic out of the gate. and we'll go to roberta first. how are you? good morning, i'm good. thank you very much. heading out the door this morning we certainly have some good news for all the fire fighting efforts because we are cooling down. you probably noticed the difference last night. we had it really stiff sea breeze. right now it's gray. it's overcast. and our temperatures look at santa rosa. dipping down to 52 degrees at this very early hour. ten degrees warmer than that in san francisco. it's 65 in livermore. now look at the temperatures because that's where we should be for this time of the year, 88 in concord but instead a
good 11 degrees cooler. 60s beaches and 70s across the peninsula and 70s and 80s across the santa clara valley. 78 in walnut creek when we should be at 88 degrees. and barely any clearing in steinson today in the mid 60s. mid 70s in san rafael. the full forecast in a matter of minutes but first good morning liza. good morning. and hi there everybody. i'm just getting word now that this earlier accident we were talking about in san jose east 237 at north first has just been cleared. a light traffic eight here at the -- right here at the san mateo bridge in the westbound direction but eastbound drive, do watch out for work crews. they are set up once again this morning until 11:00. you will notice them in various lanes in that eastbound direction. all the way across the bridge. b.a.r.t. is on time this morning. no delays as of yet for our first caltrains, the altamonte commuter express is also on schedule. that's a look at your kcbs traffic. guys? thank you. a quick thinking sheriff's deputy saved a man from an on
rushing caltrain in sunnyvale. just in the nick of time. this happened last night at the mary avenue crossing and that's with we find our station's -- kpix 5's kiet do, he's live with the very latest. >> reporter: good morning, crews are still out here this morning in sunnyvale trying to get this section repaired before the morning commute begins. now what happened last night looked like a scene right out of a hollywood action movie. but no, this was real life all caught on a cell phone camera. now look closely and you can see the deputy pulling a man out of the car. the man stumbles and falls to the ground and then seconds later, boom. the on coming train smashes into the car. here it is again. you can see how the man fell down but the deputy still grabs him by the arm and drags him to safety. there's a second angle from the officer's side that shows the moment of impact. now the deputy who pulled the driver out didn't want to talk on camera but a second deputy
on scene who actually ran towards the train to try and slow it down said he was just doing his job. >> i mean just happy with the results you know -- regardless nobody died and that's -- that'd be the worst outcome of this situation. and you know, glad that we were here. >> reporter: nobody was hurt. the train itself was damaged and delayed service for the passengers on board. by the way, investigators say it appears that driver may have been drinking. we're live in sunnyvale, kiet do, kpix 5. >> amazing video. thank you so much. the big wildfire near lower lake in lake county continues to grow. the rocky fire has now consumed 62,000 acres. the fire is only 12% contained. 13,000 people and three counties are now under orders to evacuate from about 5500 homes after the fire jumped highway 20. and now covers more than 97 square miles, that's about the size of oakland and berkeley put together. cate cauguiran reports from lake county.
>> reporter: frank, maria, this is prime time for firefighters right now. it's cool reallot. there's more humidity. -- cooler out. there's more humidity. right now ground cries are trying to get to the fire line while they still have access. they're working to evacuate the families in the area but still some are not leaving just yet. >> just waiting and watching and -- seeing how close it comes. >> reporter: two neighbors going two different directions. >> reporter: two neighbors going two different directions. >> i'm just -- pretty confident. >> reporter: janet russell and her family are hoping they can wait this one out. >> we have some horses there and we don't really want to pick up and move if we don't have to. >> reporter: while david sherman left right after i interviewed him. >> trying to think the best. it's not working. >> reporter: right now the fire isn't burning in their direction but as we've seen, a lot can change with a swift gust of wind. >> we saw fire consume about 20,000 acres in the span of about five hours at nighttime. so that's pretty incredible. and unprecedented with something that we've said earlier in the fire.
>> reporter: during the daylight hours, we watched as air tankers and helicopters made drop after drop after drop. one of the refueling spots for the air tankers that you see here over, the helicopters can refuel up to 500 gallons of water in less than 45 seconds. but by nightfall the fire grew thousands of more acres and janet's family is getting a front row seat. >> when you the smoke roll up and you stand here and you see the flames rolling up like a hurricane behind them, it's -- get really nervous. >> reporter: she says they're ready to go at a moment's notice but david didn't want to wait for that moment to come. >> it's like if it burns it burns. >> reporter: how's that feel leaving? >> it's tough thinking you know i could come back homeless but once again as long as i'm okay life goes on and so -- yeah.
>> reporter: just a few hours we're expecting a massive shift change. we're talking thousands of firefighters switching out. and that will officially kick off day seven of fighting the rocky fire. in lake county, cate cauguiran, kpix 5. and a cbs news crew had a close call on the front lines of the fire. it was growing so fast that they had a hard time outrunning it. reporter carter evans and his photographer had to sit tight for two hours with a cal fire crew. >> at this point, we're in a safe zone. there's no vegetation to burn around us. the best place for us to be is inside the car. but you can see the flames just about 100 yards away from us. >> well, another major wildfire is now close to being fully contained. the rag fire near lake berryessa destroyed two structures and damaged five others and more than 8,000 acres have burned and cal fire is projecting 100% containment by thursday. today an ex-con accused of killing a police officer in tennessee is due in court. 29-year-old tremaine wilbourn
turned himself in yesterday. he was the passenger in a car parked illegally in memphis on saturday night when officer bolton approached the car, wilbourn allegedly got out and had a scuffle with the officer and then shot him multiple times. police believe wilbourn was taking part in some sort of drug deal. and today jurors in colorado will hear testimony from those who lost loved ones in the 2012 movie theater shooting. james holmes is still facing the death penalty for killing a dozen people and wounding 70 others in the attack. yesterday, jurors rejected holmes' insanity defense deciding he was capable of telling right from wrong when he carried out the attack in a denver suburb. this morning, vallejo police are investigating a mysterious car crash as a homicide. a'tierra westbrook was found dead in her car in this crashed caratter yesterday morning. but -- rather yesterday morning. but investigators don't believe it was the crash that killed the 21-year-old. someone walked up to the car and opened fire on her way to work causing her to crash. so far, there have been no
arrests. closing arguments begin today in a court battle over frozen embryos in san francisco. dr. lee and steven fund lay are divorced couple in the dispute. lee is now unfertile after cancer treatments and wants the the embryos implanted into a surrogate. but fund lay wants the embryos destroyed. lee says she has a fundamental right to procreate. apple now bought 43 acres of land in san jose. last friday apple paid $138 million for the property near north first street and component drive. the company could build three million square feet of offices on the site. and apple recently leasted a building right next to the property. together the land and the existing building could form the makings of a new san jose campus. up next, can insurance companies yank your policy just because you live in an area of high fire danger? consumer watch report coming
up. >> and tragedy under the big top. witness accounts of a deadly tent collapse. >> from the kpix weather center, good morning everybody. i'm in here working on a big change in the tuesday forecast. the details on what you need to know about. >> and the chp tells us that all bay area roadways are moving well at this hour: no major accidents out there. and a live look at 880 shows that traffic is rolling well as well through the oakland area bound for hayward. quick drive times there. b.a.r.t. is on time. i'll have more traffic for you in just a few minutes. ,,,,,,,,,
good morning everyone. time check for you on this tuesday, 5:12. looking out the door right now, brian chi lee at the helm taking this beautiful view of the city of san francisco. from treasure island this morning. we have mostly cloudy skies at this hour. but there is a change in your tuesday forecast. we'll talk about that coming up in four minutes. thanks roberta. new this morning, police in hayward are investigating a reported shooting near arf avenue and hesperian boulevard. these are live pictures from the scene. now we're told this happened just after 1:00 a.m. police have not released many details including whether there are any victims or if they've made any arrests but we know there are several streets
closed in the area while police conduct their investigation. a man and his daughter are dead and more than a dozen people are hospitalized after a circus tent collapsed in northern new hampshire. cbs reporter marlie hall has the latest out of lancaster. >> reporter: the lancaster fairgrounds in northern new hampshire is roped off with yellow tape this morning as authorities investigate what caused a tragic circus tent collapse. >> unfortunately, two people lost their lives in the incident. and adult male and a young child. >> reporter: brandon isham was among about 100 spectators in attendance for the first walker brothers show of the day monday when heavy rain moved in. >> the flaps on the side of the -- flaps on the side of the tent, they were open. they weren't tied down with any poles or anything. and they started going crazy. and people who were part of the circus just yelled run. >> reporter: more than a dozen others are in the hospital being treated for various injuries. he says his 4-year-old son
bentley was treated and released after a pole hit his left eye. >> all i say was blood when i looked down and -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the powerful storm that moved through the area at the time of the accident was packing 60-mile-per-hour winds, hail, and lightning. officials will be looking into those conditions and the tent's setup as part of their investigation. so far, officials with walker brothers international have yet to comment on the incident. marlie hall, cbs news, lancaster, new hampshire. >> the identities of the victims are being withheld until officials can inform their families. the show was supposed to be moving on to neighboring vermont later today. all right, let's check in with liza on the tuesday morning commute. liza? >> so far, it's been easy one. good morning everybody. no big accidents out there. and very light traffic for all of many run county and that southbound direction looking good between the richmond-san rafael bridge turnoff and right here the golden gate a 14 minute drive time for you for
the southbound direction of 101. now the bay bridge, it's quiet yet. the metering lights are still off and that westbound drive just moving very well, traffic moving at the speed limit across the bridge heading into downtown san francisco. now you can expect delays later on today for the afternoon commute. we've got the a's playing at the coliseum at 7:05. so that will certainly delay some of the traffic for your drive home. this morning 880 still wide open in both directions through hayward and heading into the oakland area. and take a look at what our sensors are picking up along westbound highway 4. it's already slow leaving antioch from a. street. no delays through pittsburg heading down the willow pass so far. that's in good shape. the san mateo bridge westbound traffic is still flowing well for the drive out of hayward heading towards the peninsula. but do keep in mind in the hayward area we're still watching a streets that are shut down because of the morning's police action. afterrf avenue at hesperian boulevard. so this is just a block away from the local high school there. we are hearing of a possible
shooting and there's lots of streets shut down in the area. expect some delays getting through this. that's a look at your kcbs traffic. now to roberta. my weather watchers, they're up and reporting in this morning. and let's take look at the conditions -- i guess not. but it was steve inless altos, he was saying he's noticing some cumulus clouds. that's very notable at this hour, thank you so much steve. taking a look at our live weather camera, mostly cloudy conditions and these clouds are all associated with not a very well defined deck of low clouds and some fog along the coast and into the bay. trying to march locally inland. temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. it's currently 52 in santa rosa. and the reason why i said steve's report is so notable this morning is because of this. i have an updated forecast. this right here is a plume of moisture. it's subtropical in nature. and it's poised and directly moving towards the bay area. so while we do have that sea breeze today, west 10 to 20
miles per hour and some very mild to cool conditions, i'm going to put a slight chance of a thunderstorm in the forecast for today from the san francisco bay area all the way to the north. and that is not good news for fire fighting efforts across the rag fire and also the rocky fire. now we do have the clouds drifting in and out all day long. you know i'm going to to with partly cloudy to mostly cloudy conditions for this tuesday and in addition to the cooler temperatures as well. a little bit of drizzle right now from the marine layer along the immediate coast. all right as far as temperatures are concerned. 72 monterey and look at these numbers. down ten degrees from where we should be. east of the bay. 77 in san jose. very mild north bay. 67 degrees in san francisco. so again i'm putting a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm in the san francisco bay area forecast today. oops. what happened there? all right. but meanwhile we have a baseball game later on today. partly cloudy and slight chance right around the san francisco area to the north because of
subtropical moisture and unseasonably cool. this information is just coming in. >> all right. >> got it. >> thank you roberta. thanks robert that. a string of fires at a hayward apartment complex are being called suspicious, fires broke out yesterday morning at the complex on silva avenue. two of the fires broke out in stairwells and a third fire in a laundry room. the firefighters thinking it is arson. several apartments were so damaged people live there cannot return. well, if you have a mortgage and most of us do, you have to have a insurance but what happens if your insurer cancels your coverage? >> julie watts found out some insurance companies can canceling policies in areas with high fire risk. >> i just try to keep it up be the best i can. >> reporter: sandra lives in a fire zone and continuously clearing brush around the three acre property. but not enough for liberty mutual which won't renew her insurance policy because the property quote poses an unacceptable risk for wildfire.
>> it was a fire danger when i bought this. and they had no problem. >> reporter: turns out some insurance companies are systemically choosing not to renew policies based on new sophisticated mapping systems. they incorporate topography and even wind patterns to figure out fire risk. >> we are seeing some insurers who are lightening their book of business in specific areas. >> reporter: nancy with the account of insurance says it's perfectly legal. but what if you can't find anyone to insure you? >> if you can't get it anywhere, then the fair plan is where you would go. >> reporter: all 100 insurance companies in california must belong to the fair plan. and they're required to insure you sharing profits and losses. but they only issue policies for fire and vandalism. frustrating for sandra but she knows it's the price she has to pay for living with this view. after making dozen of calls, she finally found a new insurance company though she hopes she never has to use them. now liberty mutual says it's opted not to renew about 1% of
its policies due to fire risk. and now if you have a mortgage and your bank requires insurance, they may be able to help you find a policy. but keep in mind, it may only cover the bank's losses. not yours. julie watts, kpix 5. 5:20 your time. our next year's olympics in brazil in jeopardy? the latest on the efforts to clean up the water which many fear could be hazardous to the athletes. >> reporter: and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, a 6-1 lead is usually a slam dunk for the giants. but they had to go extra innings last night when hey foster farms! looks like you left these two west coast birds behind! foster farm's chicken's california grown. you guys aren't from here. well do we get points for trying?! fresh and natural chicken. california grown with no added hormones. from foster farms. simply better. e a a ae ery y ck ws. a auge success.imply better. people went crazy for a burger with melted garlic herb butter. now, here's the sequel... ...with portobello mushrooms. boom.
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good morning everybody. the giants placed all-star second baseman joe panik on the 15 day disabled list. he has a bad back and check it out. if the season ended this morning, the giants would not be in the playoffs. getting his first cup of coffee in the big league, the giants led this game 6-0. it was 7-5 in the 9thed when the giants fan favorite a.j. per seven ski two outs two run home run off castilla. game time. stayed tied when buster pro see in the 12th inning singled home tomlinson. his wife and dad loving it. but in the bottom of the inning, vogelsong served it up. two run jack. garcia, giants blow two saves
in one game. braves win 9-8 and giants are three games back now of the dodgers in the west. coco back in the lineup for the first time since may. facing baltimore last night. he was 2-4 but that didn't really help because kris davis went deep off chavez, baltimore cruises 9-2. 49er rookie receiver deandrew white is one of two players on the training camp roster that played at alabama. now head coach jim tomsula nicknamed white quote alabama unquote. but was the name stolen from the other alabama player quinnton dial? >> tomsula has given him the nickname alabama? did he try doing that to you -- >> no he called me alabama [ bleep ] hole. >> this kid in the orange -- it would make a lot of nba players proud. my sources tell me he is the next morning news anchor. at kpix 5.
[ laughter ] i'm dennis o'donnell, see you tonight. >> oh come on. that kind of hits below the belt dennis. play of the day. some baseball. rear den drives a ball the right and it falls in front of arizona's player and makes a bare handed grab and whips the ball to second to get escobar on a 9-6-4 force play. wasting no time and decides to go for the out. at second. and nails him. nice play. play of the day. arizona went on to win it 6-4. a new effort to clean up rio de janeiro's waterways ahead of next year's olympics. rio officials have signed a deal with brazilian universities to develop plan for cleaning up the city's polluted waters. they've pledged to drastically cut the amount of raw human sewage in the bay before the 2016 games. i hope they do. seven universities as well as several research institutes will develop the new clean-up plan. >> crew teams from all around
the world. it is 5:25. surgery for president jimmy carter, we'll have the latest on the 39th president's recovery coming up. >> also, a rare visitor to california. why a wildlife expert is excited about this animal image. >> and i'm kiet do, we are live in sunnyvale where a deputy pulled a man out of a car moments before it was smashed by a train. the whole thing is caught on the whole thing is caught on camera. ,,,,,,
rescuing a man just in the nick of time. and from the station station weather center. we have a big change in? your tuesday forecast, that actually could hurt those fire fighting efforts. slow traffic already along westbound highway 4 leaving antioch. i'll have details with kcbs traffic. good morning everyone, thank you for joining us, it is tuesday, august 4th. i'm maria medina. >> and hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 on your tuesday and a daring rescue on the caltrain tracks in sunnyvale. may have saved a man's life. well, there it is. the sheriff's deputy pulling a man to safety just moments before that northbound train smashed right into his car.
>> these kinds of incidents aren't just hard for the families of the victims, they're hard for our engineers and crews on board the trains. so we're so grateful that tragedy was averted because these two deputies were in the right place at the right time. >> reporter: and we are back out here live in sunnyvale where the crews have been working throughout the night. trains are allowed to go through this crossing here, however they are slowing down and looks like the guys are wrapping up somewhere just little bit. live in sunnyvale. kiet do, kpix 5. thank you so much. a close call on the front lines of the rocky fire in lake county. was growing so fast that a cbs news crew had a hard time outrunning it. reporter carter evans and his familiar had to sit tight for two hours with a cal fire crew. >> reporter: at this point, we're in a safe zone. there's no vegetation to burn around us. the best place for us to be is inside this car. but you can see the flames just about 100 yards away from us. >> so pretty scary though. the fire has grown to 62,000 acres and just 12% contained.
13,000 people in three counties are now under orders to evacuate from about 5500 homes. after the fire jumped highway 20. and now covers more than 97 square miles, that's about the size of oakland and berkeley put together. cate cauguiran reports from lake county. >> reporter: in just a few hours there's going to be a massive shift change for our ground crews here in this area. that will officially start day seven of fighting the rocky fire. since then thousands of families have been asked toe advantage wait their homes but some aren't leaving just yet. >> we're just waiting and watching and seeing how close it comes. >> reporter: two neighbors going two different directions. >> i'm just -- pretty confident. >> reporter: janet and her family hoping they can wait this one out. >> we've got some horses there. and we don't really want to pick up and move if we don't have to. >> reporter: while david sherman left right after i interviewed him. >> trying to think the best but -- it's not working. so. >> reporter: right now the fire isn't burning in their direction. but as we've seen, a lot can
change with a swift gust of wind. >> we saw fire consume about 20,000 acres in the span of about five hours at nighttime. so that's pretty incredible. and unprecedented with something that we've said earlier in the fire. >> reporter: during the daylight hours, we watched as air tankers and helicopters made drop after drop after drop. one of the refueling spots for the air tankers that you see over here, these helicopters can refuel up to 500 gallons of water in less than 45 seconds. but by nightfall, the fire grew thousands of more acres and janet's family is getting a front row seat. >> when those smoke -- rolls up and you stand here and you see those flames you know flying up like a hurricane is behind them. it's -- get really nervous. >> reporter: she says they're ready to go at a moment's notice but david didn't want to wait for that moment to come. >> if it burns it burns. >> reporter: hoodoos that feel
leaving leaving? >> yeah it's tough. thinking you know i could come back homeless but once again, you know as long as i'm okay. life goes on. and so -- yeah. >> reporter: right now forgots are trying -- firefighters are trying to get to the edge of the fire line while it's still cooler out and once more daylight hits, air crews will be back up again making several drops. so it's still going to be another long day ahead. in lake county, cate cauguiran, kpix 5. well another major wildfire is now close to being fully contained. the rag fire destroyed two structures and damaged five others north of lake berryessa. more than 8,000 acres have burned and cal fire is projecting 100% containment by thursday. a bit of good news because the temperatures are coming down a little bit right? >> yeah. but we have a bad news now and we have a change in my forecast. we have 97% containment on the rag fire. rocky is up to about 12%. containment. but now we have a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. not good news for the 3100
firefighters trying to battle that rocky fire at this particular time. good morning everyone. out the door, we have so much going on. first off, we have overcast skies and areas of patchy fog and even a little bit of drizzle on the immediate seashore. numbers span from 52 in santa rosa to 62 degrees in san francisco. also in concord, livermore is in the mid 60s. all right, these temperatures are coming down today and will be noticing increasing mid and high level clouds all associated with subtropical moisture. now concord is riding 11 degrees below normal and 60s and that i wouldn't hold out for much clearing along the coast today. 70s and increasing cloud cover along the peninsula. upper 70s and right around the low 80s across the santa clara valley. becoming partly to mostly cloudy. temperatures east of the bay up to about 80 brentwood and low 80s in fairfield and again, becoming mostly cloudy during the afternoon. a slight chance of the isolated thunderstorm in the north bay. i have your full forecast coming up in about 18 minutes after the hour but first here's liza. hi there roberta. good morning everyone. it's looking like rush hour at the bay bridge toll plaza.
where the metering lights are on and traffic is already backed up beyond the 880 overcrossing. so expect a slower commute now for the drive out of oakland heading into san francisco. in the oakland area, 880 still flowing well in the southbound direction heading towards the hayward area. just keep in mind we have the a's game scheduled for 7:05 this evening. that will delay some of that evening commute passing the coliseum. it's already very slow for the altamont pass, westbound 580 heavy beyond grant line from the 20 # interchange. it's not quite backed up into the pleasanton area. and for the san mateo bridge, westbound traffic still flowing well out of hayward bound for foster city. guys? okay liza thanks. this morning president jimmy carter recovering after undergoing surgery to remove a small mass from his liver. this is video of him during his book tour in austin this past saturday. he keeps going and representative for the former president says the operation was completed without any
issues and mr. carter's prognosis is excellent for a full recovery. president carter by the bay is 90 years old. ten republican presidential contenders will find out today if they've been invited to thursday's big debate in cleveland. last night candidates held a forum in new hampshire but a notable name was missing. >> reporter: immigration, health care, and isis were hot topics at the forum with 14 of the 17 republican presidential candidates taking part. most seem to share similar views on major issues, and struggle to separate themselves from the pack. >> yeah, i think we need special forces. the idea of boots on the ground? i'm not sure that's necessary. >> reporter: three candidates were not at the event including donald trump. whose name wasn't mentioned monday night. but several candidates latched on to the immigration issue that's fueled his rise to the top of the polls. >> last summer i looked in the president's eye when he came to texas and i said mr. president if you don't secure the border texas will.
>> reporter: the candidates answered questions from a moderator while the others waited their turn. but once on stage, most spent time attacking democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton. >> and when she tells us trust me, you've got all the e-mails that you need. we haven't even scratched the surface. >> i think hillary clinton thinks that they are political inconveniences. that's what she gives off. but they are far more than that. she lied about benghazi. >> reporter: only the top ten candidates by average ranking in recent polls will be invited to thursday's national debate. brian webb for cbs news. some of the candidates fighting for a spot at thursday's debate include carly fiorina, lindsey graham and chris christie. apple has now bought 43 acres of land in north san jose. last friday, apple paid $143 million -- $138 million for the property near north first street and component drive. the company could build almost three million square feet of offices on the site enough for
15,000 workers. and apple recently leased a building right next to the property so together, the land and the existing building could form the makings of a new san jose campus. >> bigger and bigger. >> uh-huh. now that the president has unveiled new environmental regulations, what will the impact be on consumers? >> let's find out. cbs news business analyst there she is, jill schlesinger joins us to explain and also offer tips on saving energy in all of this hot weather. jill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> so tell us how will the new regulations impact us? >> reporter: well, according to the administration, we are going to have to wait a long time before reaping the benefits. from 2020 to 2030, consumers are expected to save a total of $155 billion. so flash floor ward to the year 2030. the average american family should cut nearly $85 from their annual energy bill. that's a long wait for not that much money. >> no kidding. >> reporter: that said in the
short run, some analysts believe utility bills are actually going to rise. that's because companies could be passing along the cost of compliance to the new rules on to us. the consumers. >> so jill what can we do to limit the damage? >> reporter: experts tell me that you know what? you can shave the energy bills in half just by doing a few things. not even hard stuff. use those led lightbulbs. plug air leaks and change air- conditioning filtering and set that thermostat as high as comfortably possible when home and boost it to 78 degrees when you're out of the house. you know every degree below 78 uses about 3% to 5% more energy. also why not explore the wi-fi enabled programmable thermostats? like the nest. people who monitor their energy use consume about 7% less than those who just get the bill and pay it. so -- lot of your utility companies allow you to check your energy usage on the website document that and --
website. do that and go to energy.gov for more energy saving tips or just wait until 2030 and save the $85. >> what about $4 a year? or dinner in san francisco over what a 14 year period? >> jill schlesinger in new york, thank you jill. >> thanks jill. time now 5:42. pay at the pump is turning play at the -- into play at pump. coming up where you can play the lotty and filling your tank. >> a rare wolf sighting has northern california biologists taking notice. we'll talk about that and more coming your way. >> if you're going over to interstate 880 in oakland. that is where the commute will look like. liza will ,,,,,,,,,,,,
♪ ♪ it took serena williams years to master the two handed backhand. but only one shot to master the chase mobile app. technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. good morning everybody, taking a look at your uv index report for this tuesday. today, well we have increasing cloud cover. but that index is still going to be on the very high side.
it's a 9.2 which means you need to protect against sun damage and you need to use the spf 30 plus. the most prone areas for sunburn today will be between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. you know what i tell you what? i have the full forecast coming up in three minutes. that sounds good. the u.s. senate blocked a republican attempt to cut off federal funds for planned parenthood. for now. the vote was 53-46 and democratics delaying tactics seven short of the 60 votes needed to keep the measure moving toward a passage. the republican drive came after videos surfaced of planned parenthood officials talking about selling fetal tissue from abortions. biologistings in the county think share spotted a -- they spotted a rare gray wolf and sever cameras in the area captured the image of the wolf near the oregon border back in may. wildlife officials can't confirm the animal is indeed a gray wolf. it would be the first time in more than a year that a wolf
has been sighted in california. a gray wolf. >> the sun came out. >> it did. hello. okay guys. so pretty i love it. >> thank you. >> you me what it is? >> -- know what it? >> traffic time? >> no it's so crazy to think of them without coffee here in the studio today. looking to liza the wake up. >> trying to draw energy. >> you look lovely. >> thank you very much. >> feel the love. >> i do. i'm feeling the love this morning. to traffic right away. and talk about the favorite toll plaza. bye bye. where the metering lights are on and traffic is backed up from the foot of the macarthur maze drive time 20 minutes leaving the carquinez bridge heading towards the macarthur maze in oakland. southbound 101 leaving southern marin, heading towards san francisco, it's looking okay with no big delays for all of ma lynn county. -- marin county. i just checked in with the chp and traffic is doing well for most of the bay area. that's the good news, as you make your way towards the altamont pass, there will be some slow traffic now it is the
usual delays all these drivers hundreds of drivers make this commute every morning and they can vouch that very slow traffic especially this hour of the morning. every morning. so west 580 slow from 205 is heavy to beyond airway boulevard in the livermore area. 880 still flowing well in both directions heading through the oakland and hayward area. just keep in mind that westbound commute leaving antioch you're going to see possibilities of slow traffic -- pockets of slow traffic now leaving a. street heading towards bit pittsburgh. that's a look at -- towards bit pittsburgh, that's a look at traffic -- pittsburg. that's a look at kcbs traffic. the sun is coming up and we are shocked by how fast the marine layer has scrubbed out of the area. this is a telling sign. what we're looking at now is a lot of alto cumulus clouds on the increase and those clouds usually run in advancement of thunderstorms and these clouds are all associated with subtropical moisture. we have a change in the tuesday
forecast. otherwise in the low and mid- 60s. all right so we have the enhancement of the marine layer. a little bit of condensation associated with it but watch this now. you see this plume of subtropical moisture that trails all the way off to the hawaiian islands, we will be partly to mostly cloudy and we will have that slight chance of a thunderstorm from the san francisco bay area to the north. otherwise, mild conditions pretty much all week. okay. here's your futurecast. here you see the clouds move in and out see there's that plume of moisture. and again, any chance of thunderstorms very slight at this time. but it is notable due to the fact that we have fires at least 21 burning across the northern half of the state of california. so we have a little bit of condensation associated with that enhancement of the marine layer overnight again tonight. otherwise we will have a cooler day today. a warmer day for your wednesday. 85 sacramento. 67 eureka and 72 monterey bay and 80 high sierra. our numbers at least a good 10,
11 degrees below average. away from the bay. we should be at 87 to 89 degrees throughout the tri- valley but only mid 70s and mid 60s san francisco. mid 70s to the north and to the south, here's your forecast for today. a little instability. and then sunny and warmer wednesday, thursday. all cooling down on your friday. frank back to you. okay roberta. 5:49. a gas station in campbell wants customers to pump and play. phil matier shows us you can dream of a fortune while you're filling up your tank. >> card in. kind of weird. wasn't expecting it at the pump that's for sure. >> reporter: play at the pump. california's latest attempt is both convenient and controversial. >> game of numbers verify your age. blah blah blah. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: convenient because it allows credit card users to both fill up and buy up to $20 worth of quick picks without ever going inside.
>> it's -- pretty enticing for some people i suppose. >> reporter: controversial because -- it's a sharp change from the lottery's long- standing cash only rules. rules that were aimed at cutting down on overspending by poor people and chronic gamblers. >> not something i need my kids exposed to right now. >> reporter: lottery tickets are sold at 21,000 locations across the state and brought in $5.5 billion last year. including $1.3 billion for the public schools. and getting even more money seems to have trumped concerns about increasing gambling. >> a lot of people just -- they don't know how to use it just yet. >> reporter: insert the credit card and then driver's license to prove your age. make your pick and pump your gas and out pumps your numbers on the receipt. >> what about buying them at the pump? >> i need some scratchers too. >> i guess if you had an addiction that's kind of in your face for gambling. so -- that's probably not a good thing. that's a free country and people can market however they
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>> the goal is to cut carbon emissions in the u.s. by 32% by 2030. wind and solar will rise from just 5% of the fission's energy to -- nation's energy to 28%. president obama says it's the i conservative lent of ike -- equivalent of taking 166 million cars off the road but opponents are putting up a fight. >> because energy is such a staple for everything we produce and consume. those costs are going to ripple through the economy. not just when the energy bill comes but through all goods and services you pay for. >> states have until the year 2022 to comply with the rules. at least 20 states will sue the white house over the new proposal and others will just ignore the new guidelines. portions of redwood city will be under a fog today and tomorrow. it's truck mounted fogging and spraying for mosquitoes. six mosquitoes were found infected with the west nile virus. spraying usually takes place in the early morning hours. >> reporter: the rocky fire continues to burn into the
early morning hours. i'm cate cauguiran in lake county with more on the plan for firefighters before the sun comes up. >> reporter: and i'm kiet do, we're live in sunnyvale where a deputy pulls a man out of a car seconds before a train smashed into it. the whol is there an elk in your bed? with sleep number, now there's an adjustment for that. only at a sleep number store. right now, save up to $1000 on select mattress and adjustable base sets.
good morning everyone, thank you for joining us. it is tuesday, august 4th. i'm maria medina. >> hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 6 can now. -- 6:00 now. quick thinking sheriff's deputy pulled the man out of the path of the on rushing caltrain in sunnyvale. take a look. amazing video. now this happened last night at the mary avenue crossing that's where kpix 5's kiet do is standing by with the latest on this dramatic incident.
good morning kiet. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. crews have been out here all night long making repairs to the crossing. we have seen some trains move through here at top speeds so they're making some progress it looks like out here but what happened last night though looked like a scene right out of a hollywood action movie but no this was real life all caught on a cell phone camera. look closely and you can see the deputy pulling the man out of the car. the man stomachs and falls to the ground and seconds later boom the on coming train smashes into the car. here it is again and you can see how the man fell down but the deputy still grabs him by the arm and drags him to safety. now there's a second angle from a second cell phone camera from the opposite side it shows a moment of the impact. the deputy who pulled the driver out didn't want to talk on camera. but a second deputy on scene who ran towards that train to try to slow it down said he was just doing his job. >> i mean just happy with the results you know regardless -- nobody died and that's probably -- that'd be the worst outcome